Geely-Volvo is considering making Lynk & Co cars in South Carolina, Belgium, says its executive.
China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group and its Volvo Cars unit, which this week began selling cars in China from jointly owned brand Lynk & Co, are planning to producing the vehicles at Volvo plants in Belgium and the U.S. state of South Carolina, a senior Lynk & Co official said in a statement in Media.
Lynk & Co is planning to launch sales of its cars in Europe in 2019, followed by the United States in 2020.
The brand’s first model, the 01 compact sport-utility vehicle, which starts at 158,800 yuan ($24,065.71), is now being produced on the same assembly line with Volvo’s new XC40 crossover SUV at a new Volvo-operated plant in Taizho.
A second plant for Lynk & Co cars is expected to start the production in Zhangjiakou next year.
There will be the same arrangement extended to Europe and to the United States to produce Lynk & Co cars by using Volvo production, Alain Visser, senior Vice President of Lynk & Co, told Reuters in an interview on Wednesday.